Wednesday 7 March 2012

Well done Alex! (WOYWW)

I had Alex's parents evening yesterday and I was told that he is doing really well in school.  He has gone from being the child that was most told off for not sitting still to being one of the ones that they rarely have to tell off.  He is working really well independently and they think he is really intelligent with an amazing grasp and use of language considering he is not yet 5. It seems that in the past few weeks the purpose of school has really clicked for him and he is fully engaging with every aspect of it.  I am so pleased with him!  This morning before school he stamped a card (copying one I made - see later) and wrote 'Spring' on it to take to his teachers...look at that cheeky face!
This is the close up of Alex's card...not bad stamping for a 4 year old and he used the cut and dry foam for the first time with my distress inks. His writing is getting neater too!
Here is my desk as part of WOYWW.  As you can see it is covered in distress inks, cut and dry foam, scraps of paper and card, and numerous stamps (mostly Lavinia and Crafty Individuals) having just finished stamping a card. To the left of my desk, hidden underneath the pieces of scrap paper and card is the latest edition of Crafty Stamper which provided the hare stamp and inspiration for the card. The centre of my desk has the craft mat on it for use with the distress ink and you can see one lonely Tapestry stamp - a butterfly which was used to cover up an unfortunate ink splat on the card.  I always seem to make those sorts of mistakes when stamping and am getting better at covering them up - LOL.  Those of you who know me well will be wondering where my mug of tea is is downstairs where Tim is kindly making me a fresh brew!
Here is the finished card made for a friend who is having a tough time at work at the moment.  I want her to know that her friends are always there for her. I am entering this card into Kaboodle Doodles 'Spring flowers', Pollycraft 'Spring has sprung', Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 'use at least 3 colours from their inspiration photo' (black, green, rust red and orangey yellow), Tuesday Throwdown 'new life', and SCSC 'go for green' (green is the main colour on this...not sure how green it looks in this photo though!). That is all from me for now.  Have a great rest of the week everyone.


Trish Latimer said...

Love the touch of red on the green friendship card, really makes it pop!!! Trish #64

sandra de said...

Lovely card and he looks so pleased with his effort.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Caro

Beautiful card using the freebie, you have created a lovely scene.

hugs Ali x

Linny said...

Love your card. Great image too. thank you for joining in at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.Linda x

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card. Love all the life in it. Thanks for joining us in the Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Tammy said...

Love the card by Alex! And your card is pretty too - love the idea behind it. Friends need to stick together during hard times. You sound like a great friend! Love all the distress inks on your desk. Happy Wednesday. - Tammy #118

Peggy said...

Good luck your card is awesome! I love that you are sharing your love of art with the your little guy how great is that?! have a great day

May said...

Well done indeed Alex, you have made a beautiful card x x Now to a very proud mummy beautiful card you have made also I got this little stamp also, its so cute, Have a wonderful week, Hugs May x x x x

SueH said...

Oh wow caro, you’re card is almost as good as Alex’s!

You’ve just reminded me that I have some Lavinia stamps. I used to love using them but I’ve not had them out for ages.
Happy Crafting!
Sue H

nancyparker55 said...

very pretty card & Alex has done a wonderful job also. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodle.

downrightcrafty said...

a beautiful creation and love the take on the colour scheme, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested :)

Snowfalls said...

That's a really beautiful card! your little boy looks very pleased with his card, what a cutey!

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Wonderful and great stamping! Lovely effect on your card too!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ Spring Flowers Challenge!

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kay said...

you must be very proud of your son,happy crafting,x


Such a sweet kid! Glad he is stamping too! Oh and your piece is awesome. I know I am late getting around.

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CraftygasheadZo said...

Great work by your son, fab card too.Take care, enjoy this WOYWW, it's now Thursday afternoon & I'm still doing the snooping bit, all but in shifts! Zo xx 60

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love Alex's too!
Thanks for playing at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - hope you'll join us tomorrow for another fun challenge!
Helen x

scrappymo! said...

Great card for a little one to make! He did well and looks very proud of it!
Yours is great! That's not a butterfly over an ink spot...that's creativity!

Arabella said...

Great card Caro and your son's one is fabulous too!

Thanks for joining us for the Spring has Sprung challenge at Pollycraft!